How do you test a forklift battery charger?
Press the proper switch SW1 for the voltage of the battery to put a load on the battery and charger. Hold in switch SW1 until the D.C. voltmeter reads exactly the nominal voltage, such as 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 or 36. Then, quickly read the D.C. ammeter on the tester and charger.
How often do you add water to a battery?
Some may have forklifts operating 24/7, while others may only operate an electric forklift once a week. Ideally, you want to water your battery once a day or once a use. The best time to water your battery is always right before each shift after it has had some time to cool.
When should I top up my forklift battery?
Charging the battery will cause the electrolytes inside to expand. Because of this, it is important to top up the battery after it has been on charge. Doing this beforehand risks overwatering and can cause boil-overs during the charging process.
How do I know if my forklift battery is bad?
Here are few more signs your forklift battery is going bad:
- Corrosion on the battery case.
- Spilled acid on the exterior.
- A rotten egg smell.
- Corroded or damaged terminals.
- Dim or flickering displays.
- Poor response time.
Can you leave a forklift charging overnight?
Usually yes, most electric forklifts can be put on charge whenever not in use regardless of battery charge level – e.g. in most warehouses, the electric forklifts may be put on charge on lunch breaks and overnight at the end of the shift.
Can you use regular water in forklift batteries?
Use pure or distilled water.
Water that is dirty or filled with particulates can cause electrolyte imbalances and damage the battery. Distilled water isn’t usually needed so long as pure, clean water is used.